Portland Trail Blazers

Steph Curry wasn’t surprised to hear members of the Houston Rockets claim they’ll be able to topple the Warriors in the playoffs. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Is Houston actually a problem for Golden State?

As the Warriors completed their last East Coast road trip of the…

 

Kevin Durant netted 50 points on Wednesday, but the Golden State Warriors couldn’t beat the Portland Trail Blazers. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

What you need to know from Kevin Durant’s wasted 50-point outing in Portland

Not even Kevin Durant playing with a cheat code could save the…

 

Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry, shown on October 29, 2017, is progressing "well," according to head coach Steve Kerr. (Daniel Kim/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Curry ‘coming along well,’ Green and Pachulia to miss out vs. Blazers

OAKLAND — After Stephen Curry was spotted getting a workout in at…

 

Draymond Green, Stephen Curry and the Warriors asserted their will from the opening tip on Monday, completing their sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Warriors leave no room for doubt, sweep Blazers

Dubs blitz Blazers, cruise to some well-deserved time off PORTLAND, Ore. —…

Draymond Green, Stephen Curry and the Warriors asserted their will from the opening tip on Monday, completing their sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Steve Kerr met with reporters on Sunday after being forced out for Saturday's Game 3 in Portland. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Steve Kerr to miss Game 4, leaves open possibility he misses rest of season (VIDEO)

PORTLAND, Ore. — Complications from back surgery have been dogging Golden State…

Steve Kerr met with reporters on Sunday after being forced out for Saturday's Game 3 in Portland. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
JaVale McGee slams home a dunk against the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday, when the reserve center was again a differencemaker. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Warriors play the ungracious guest in Portland

Warriors push Blazers to brink with impressive come-from-behind win PORTLAND, Ore. —…

JaVale McGee slams home a dunk against the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday, when the reserve center was again a differencemaker. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) congratulates Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee (1) after dunking in the first quarter of Game 2 of the First Round of the Western Conference 2017 NBA Playoffs against the Portland Trail Blazers at Oracle Arena on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in Oakland, Calif. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Depth overcomes lack of KD, Warriors roll Blazers in Game 2

OAKLAND — Undeterred by a gutting Game 7 in the NBA Finals…

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) congratulates Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee (1) after dunking in the first quarter of Game 2 of the First Round of the Western Conference 2017 NBA Playoffs against the Portland Trail Blazers at Oracle Arena on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in Oakland, Calif. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
JaVale McGee was a differencemaker in Game 2. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

JaVale’s journey brings him to Golden State, benefitting both parties

OAKLAND — The pregame questions carried a sense of worry and a…

JaVale McGee was a differencemaker in Game 2. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Steve Kerr takes the stage before a regular season matchup. By Karl Buscheck.

Kerr’s Easter wisdom: ‘It’s important for everybody to just try to bring some joy to the world’

OAKLAND — Before the Golden State Warriors opened up the 2017 postseason…

Steve Kerr takes the stage before a regular season matchup. By Karl Buscheck.
Stephen Curry backs down the Houston Rockets’ Trevor Ariza at Oracle Arena on March 31. Curry says he and the Warriors feel confident entering Sunday’s matchup with the Portland Trail Blazers. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Blazers enter playoffs on hot streak, but Warriors remain heavy favorites

The Golden State Warriors played the Portland Trail Blazers four times in…

Stephen Curry backs down the Houston Rockets’ Trevor Ariza at Oracle Arena on March 31. Curry says he and the Warriors feel confident entering Sunday’s matchup with the Portland Trail Blazers. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) looks to pass the ball during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Portland Trail Blazers at Oracle Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. The Warriors won 125-117. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

KD, Curry lead Warriors past Blazers

OAKLAND — In the span of 24 seconds in the first quarter,…

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) looks to pass the ball during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Portland Trail Blazers at Oracle Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. The Warriors won 125-117. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Ian Clark (21) attacks the basket against the Portland Trail Blazers at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on October 21, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Terry Stotts can only hope Ian Clark — shooting 90 percent vs. Blazers — is due for a regression

OAKLAND — The Portland Trail Blazers have had no answer for Ian Clark…

Golden State Warriors guard Ian Clark (21) attacks the basket against the Portland Trail Blazers at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on October 21, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives to the basket defended by Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum (3) and Portland Trail Blazers center Mason Plumlee (24) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Portland Trail Blazers at Oracle Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, in Oakland, Calif.(Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

There’s nothing wrong with Steph — only our perception of greatness

OAKLAND — Everyone seems to be worried about what’s wrong with Stephen…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives to the basket defended by Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum (3) and Portland Trail Blazers center Mason Plumlee (24) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Portland Trail Blazers at Oracle Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, in Oakland, Calif.(Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Refs break up a Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers get in a tussle at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on October 21, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors have plenty of margin for error, Blazers don’t

OAKLAND — After being eliminated in Game 5 of the second round…

Refs break up a Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers get in a tussle at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on October 21, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Curry, seen here on Oct. 21, got the best of Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers again on Saturday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors put rout on early, decisively against Blazers

OAKLAND — Stephen Curry corralled the long rebound as he strode past the…

Stephen Curry, seen here on Oct. 21, got the best of Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers again on Saturday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia (27) defends Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (33) in the first quarter at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on December 5, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Zaza Pachulia, David West expected to return from injury against Blazers

OAKLAND — Steve Kerr is planning to have Zaza Pachulia back in the…

Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia (27) defends Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (33) in the first quarter at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on December 5, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Curry played so poorly in Game 3, head coach Steve Kerr at one point asked him if he was feeling OK. (Tony Dejak/AP)

Dubs need Curry to be King

It’s your turn to step up, Stephen Curry, Mr. Unanimous Most Valuable…

Stephen Curry played so poorly in Game 3, head coach Steve Kerr at one point asked him if he was feeling OK. (Tony Dejak/AP)
Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry also provides the by far most value per buck in the league. (Ben Margot/AP)

As money player, Curry is in league of his own

We all know about the cold-blooded 3-pointers, killer cross-overs and ridiculous circus…

Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry also provides the by far most value per buck in the league. (Ben Margot/AP)
Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry celebrates after scoring against the Portland Trail Blazers during the first half Wednesday in Oakland. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Seasoned Warriors vanquish Portland’s band of upstarts

OAKLAND — The big-little brother dynamic is alive and well in the…

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry celebrates after scoring against the Portland Trail Blazers during the first half Wednesday in Oakland. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Stephen Curry reminded the world why he’s the Greatest Basketball Player on Earth in Game 4 on Monday when he took over against the Portland Trail Blazers. (Craig Mitchelldyer/AP)

Stephen Curry returns, reminds Dubs of what they’ve been missing

PORTLAND, Ore. — The soon-to-be back-to-back Most Valuable Player is back. He…

Stephen Curry reminded the world why he’s the Greatest Basketball Player on Earth in Game 4 on Monday when he took over against the Portland Trail Blazers. (Craig Mitchelldyer/AP)